Print and refer to our
handy moving checklist prior to your move:
Printable version of Moving
One Month Prior to the Move
- Notify the
post office, current and new.
- Notify doctors,
dentists, and other service providers.
- Order moving
- Obtain medical and
dental records. Ask doctor and dentist for feferrals and transfer
- Set up a chequing
account in your new city.
- Make arrangements
for transporting pets.
- Start using up food
items, so that there is less left to pack and possibly
regarding household items to be
- Sort and discard
- Confirm elevator,
loading dock, and parking space reservations at origin and
- Make necessary
travel arrangements such as airline, hotel, and rental car
- Begin packing,
clearly labeling boxes with name, contents, and room
Two Weeks Prior to the Move
- Notify registry of
- Notify telephone
- Notify electric
- Notify gas
- Notify alarm
- Notify cable
- Notify water
- Notify oil
- Clean rugs and
clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
- Plan ahead for
special needs of infants.
- Close bank accounts
and have your funds wired to your new bank. Before closing, be sure
there are no outstanding cheques or automatic payments that haven't
been processed. Collect valuables from safe-deposit box. Make
copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them
to your new address.
- Check with your
insurance agent to ensure you'll be covered throught your
homeowner's or renter's policy during the move.
- Have appliances
serviced for moving.
- Defrost freezer and
refrigerator. Place deodorizer inside to control odors.
- Make arrangements
for disassembly of difficult furniture (e.g. jungle gyms, pool
tables, and swing sets).
- Remove all
permanently affixed items you wish to take from walls (e.g. drapes,
lighting fixtures, ceiling fans).
One Week Prior to the Move
- Confirm date and
time with moving company.
- Provide moving
company with new telephone number.
- Remove fragile and
loose items from drawers.
- Notify gas company
to schedule disconnection of gas dryers and stoves.
- Complete high-value
inventory form and choose appropriate insurance
One Day Prior to the Move
- Consolidate fragile
boxes in one area.
- Separate items not
intended for transport by movers.
- Confirm telephones
are in working order at both locations.
- Refrigerators and
freezers must be defrosted, drained, washed and thoroughly
- Drain water
- Drain gas and oil
from lawn mowers and snow blowers.
- Clear walkways and
driveway for improved access during inclement weather.
- Isolate chequebook,
keys, passports, plane tickets, cash and credit
form to note the phone numbers of your new utility companies,
insurance agents and other organizations in your new